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James Collett
Apr 01, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
Sim Racing is a big business with many professional racecar drivers having sim labs in their own home. If you are curious about Sim Racing and the items needed to build your own home Sim Racing kit, I have done some research and found various options for you. As I mentioned, I am no expert when it comes to Sim Racing. Currently, I run a Thrustmaster wheel and pedals on my Xbox One X. However, in a few months, after I move, I plan on building my own set-up. There are plenty of options to choose from (PC, Xbox, Playstation, Virtual Reality, etc.). I did find a great article that goes in-depth on each of these if you want to read more: https://simracingcockpit.com/sim-racing-guide/ As for options, here are a few basic things you will need and can find them on Amazon: https://www.por4mance.com/sim-racing If you have a system that you are running, I would love to see some pics and any details that you can provide as well. It is something that I am interested in.
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James Collett
Mar 28, 2021
In Classified
A beautiful enclosed auto trailer for sale: 2019 8 1/2 x 20' tandem axel, air conditioning and heat, full electric, new winch, etracks, tons of upgrades and its spotless. More importantly, it comes with a 5-year warranty. FYI, this is not my trailer but I know the owner and he has almost 20Gs in upgrades. if you buy this you are getting a good deal. Asking Price: $19,950.00 Please contact me if interested: Por4mance@gmail.com
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James Collett
Mar 20, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
If you are wanting to watch the race, it began at 10:10 this morning. It is on the following I purchased the "track pass" on NBC Sports App and watching it through my Apple TV.
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James Collett
Mar 17, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
If you are a fan of Top Gear or IMSA racing, then Sabine Schmitz needs no introduction. I did not know her on a personal level, but I was a fan of her skills behind the wheel and her positive attitude that she always seem to bring to every show. The Guardian stated this about Sabine, " Sabine Schmitz, the only female winner of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, has died at the age of 51. The Top Gear presenter revealed last year that she had been dealing with a rare form of cancer since 2017. The German race track released a statement paying tribute to the driver. “The Nürburgring has lost its most famous female racing driver. Sabine Schmitz passed away far too early after a long illness. We will miss her and her cheerful nature. Rest in peace Sabine!” Adenau-born Schmitz’s first triumph at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring came in 1996 with Johannes Scheid and Hans Widmann in the BMW M3. She won again the following year with Scheid, Hans-Jürgen Tiemann and Peter Zakowski. Schmitz, who was widely known as “Queen of the Nürburgring”, later impressed with her own team Frikadelli Racing, which she had founded with her husband, Klaus Abbelen. She first joined Jeremy Clarkson on the BBC show Top Gear in 2004 and became part of the presenting team when Chris Evans revamped the programme in 2016. “Terrible news about Sabine Schmitz. Such a sunny person and so full of beans,” Clarkson tweeted. “Very sad to hear of the passing of Sabine Schmitz, a proper driving legend who’ll be sadly missed by many. The Ring has lost its Queen. RIP” wrote Clarkson’s former Top Gear co-host, Richard Hammond." This was one of my favorite memories of Sabine as she tries to beat Jeremy Clarkson's time around the Nurburgring in a Panel Van:
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James Collett
Mar 15, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
This past weekend I was lucky enough to spend the day at Michelin’s Road Atlanta race track. Throughout the course of the day, a few of the drivers started discussing their track cars and modifications that they made. One of the drivers happened to mention brakes and he was curious about the best options, specifically for Porsches. As the discussion went on, Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes (PCCB) was brought up and heavily discussed. Carbon Ceramic brakes is quite a controversial discussion amongst Porsche owners. Is it worth the additional 10G as an option to purchase them? If you are a track enthusiast, most people will tell you not to buy them because they are very expensive to replace after you wear through them. Once they have reached their lifespan, you have to replace the entire system, which will cost you a pretty penny. However, if you go with the "steel" brakes, then you can upgrade the brake pads and probably change your brake fluid to race brake fluid such as, Castrol SRF Racing Brake Fluid - 1 Liter 12512 for a good braking combination and get a lot of use out of them. There is no arguing that Porsche’s Ceramic Composite brakes are outstanding and proven on the track, but for those of us without unlimited funds or a sponsor that is going to resupply your brakes, is it worth the extra money? For those of you that may not be all that familiar with PCCB, here is what Porsche claims about their PCCBs: Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) - https://www.porsche.com/china/en/models/panamera/panamera-models-1/panamera-10years/safety/porsche-ceramic-composition-brake-pccb/ Proven in motorsport, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB) is available as an option. The cross-drilled ceramic brake discs of PCCB now have a diameter of 420 mm at the front and 390 mm at the rear – for even more formidable braking performance. PCCB features 10-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front axle and four-piston units at the rear – all painted in yellow – to provide braking forces that are considerably more powerful and, crucially, are exceptionally consistent. PCCB enables shorter braking distances in even the toughest road and race conditions. Safety under high-speed braking is also improved thanks to its excellent fade resistance. Another advantage of PCCB is the extremely low weight of the ceramic brake discs, which are approximately 50 % lighter than standard discs of a similar design and size. This results in better roadholding and increased comfort, particularly on uneven roads, as well as greater agility and a further improvement in handling. All of this sounds amazing right – 50% weight reduction, 10-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake calipers on the front, and fade resistance – all with a two-year warranty. If you are the average Porsche owner and you are estimating 3,000 to 5,000 miles/year on your car, no track time with some occasional fun runs, you probably won’t have to replace the PCCBs. However, if you are track enthusiasts or if you ever do need to replace these PCCB, what is the cost to you: I use Suncoast Porsche Parts, Vivid Racing, or Parts Geek for most of my DIY projects so let’s take a look at the costs associated with replacement PCCB. In this example, I am going to use a 991.2 GT3RS: Suncoast Porsche Parts: Front: Rotors: $12,900.00 Brake pads: $600.00 Rears: Rotors: $13,500.00 Brake Pads $600.00 Complete kit from Suncoast Porsche: $29,900.00 Comes with the following parts: - Front and Rear Ceramic Rotors - Front and Rear Yellow Brake Calipers - Front and Rear Brake Pads - Mounting Hardware Is there an alternative to these highly expensive brakes? Yes, I think I found one. Note: I have not tested these personally but after interviewing a few track enthusiasts (one of them owning a highly modified GTR3RS) – rants and raves about “Surface Transforms” https://surfacetransforms.com/ Here is what Surface Transforms claims about their Carbon Ceramic Brakes: Surface Transforms are experts in the development and production of carbon-ceramic materials and the UK’s only manufacturer of carbon-ceramic brakes for automotive use. ST utilizes our proprietary next-generation carbon-ceramic material - CCST - to create lightweight brake discs for high-performance applications, including automotive and aircraft brakes. Surface Transforms has extensive in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, including the facilities for manufacturing carbon-ceramic brake discs. While conventional carbon-ceramic brake discs use discontinuous (chopped) carbon fiber, ST interweaves continuous carbon fiber to form a 3D matrix, producing a stronger and more durable product with 3x the heat conductivity compared to our competitors; this reduces the brake system operating temperature, resulting in increased life of components with the same brake performance. Surface Transforms' unique patented Carbon-Ceramic technology provides the ultimate braking performance for road and track: · Weight savings of up to 70% (typically 20kg of unsprung weight) · Improved handling and driveability · Improved NVH (less noise, vibration and harshness) · Improved performance (in both wet and dry conditions) · Reduced brake wear – giving increased life · Corrosion Free · Outstanding performance, even from cold · Surface Transforms has developed performance brake packages for some of the most demanding vehicles around, including: · Porsche GT2, GT3, Turbo and Cayman Ferrari 430 and 458 Nissan GTR R35 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Price for the following: GT2/GT2 RS/GT3/GT3 RS (Centre-lock or five stud) KIT CONTENTS: TWO BRAKE DISCS, CALIPER BOLTS AND SPACERS Full car disc upgrade†: £9,000.00 or $10,730.00 USD ST-K-1020: Front Axle Set CCST Discs (410 x 36 mm) contains 2 discs £4,500.00 or $5,366.00 ST-K-1021: Rear Axle Set CCST Discs (400 x 32 mm) contains 2 discs, caliper bolts and spacers £4,500.00 or $5,366.00 And based on what the driver told me, unlike PCCBs where you have to replace them once they are used, the Surface Transforms brakes can be resurfaced where you can use them multiple times (up to 4 from what I was told) before having to buy a new set. As with everything in life, it is good to have options. I am sure the Porsche purists will stick with the PCCBs but others may look at the cost, value, and efficiency of Surface Transforms and go with them or another popular brand such as Brembo. At the end of the day, it is what is best for you and your needs.
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James Collett
Mar 01, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
I recently purchased Adam's pressure washer and wanted to write an honest review about it. If you have navigated my page, you know that I am a big fan of Adam's products; however, I will write this review without any biases. I purchased this pressure washer off of Amazon, you can find a link here - Adam's pressure washer or you can buy the starter kit here: Adams pressure washer car wash kit. As you unbox it, you will first notice the appearance, it is a good looking pressure washer. Assembly was easy, I would give it a 10. As for me, I use a pressure washer to wash cars 80% and clean the house, driveway, etc. 20% of the time, which is how I base this review. I am going to start off with the positive reviews: Appearance - beautiful Noise - quietest pressure washer that I have ever used The trigger is excellent - my foam cannon hooked up to it with no problems The hose, didn't tangle, knot-up or anything else that you normally experience with normal pressure washer hoses. Easy to assemble Accessories are good, equipped with 4 different pressure valves. Issues with it or upgrades that I would make: The hose, while it is excellent and didn't tangle, I think it should be thicker. I believe it is too slim and it reduces the amount of water that can flow through it; therefore, it reduces the amount of overall pressure that it produces. I recommended to Adam's that they include a long spray nozzle because when you are trying to wash the roof of a Tahoe, it is hard to reach up there with the short nose nozzle. The pressure - I think for cars alone, this pressure washer is fine but if you use it for any other purposes you will notice the lack of pressure that you may need. After I finished, removing the pressure washer hose from both the pressure washer and the trigger was problematic. And if you are asking, did he release the pressure first? Yes, I did. The hose was turned off and the water pressure was released prior to me attempting to remove the quick releases. Removing the garden hose once you are finished - the hose is hard to remove once you are through as well. I recommended that Adams add a quick release attachment that you can screw on the hose, and then add that function to the pressure washer as well. I had to get a pair of channel locks to unscrew the garden hose. Overall it is a good pressure washer. I would consider a few of these things that I mentioned before you purchase it however.
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James Collett
Feb 24, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with some talented young men in a photoshoot that I won on Instagram. If you are not following them, I highly recommend you check out their IG page: @worlds_greatest_motors
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James Collett
Feb 21, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
Anyone can submit a photo of any Porsche. Just submit a caption (optional) and your IG username (if applicable). The winner will be featured every Sunday on the Instagram page: @PorschePor4mance
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James Collett
Feb 18, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
How to remove centerlock wheels, with step-by-step instructions and tools, with links to Amazon, to assist. TOOLS YOU WILL NEED: Low Profile Car Jack Jack Stands At least a 500 Lbs torque wrench Castrol Molub Alloy Paste For Front wheels you will need - a brake pedal depressor and a towel to put on your seat so it don't damage your seat Center lock removal key socket (located under the hood of the car) and cap removal - these come with the car. 7. If you have Carbon Ceramic brakes, it is highly recommended that you use this tool as well when removing the tires - Rennline Centerlock tire removing tool. This will help you from damaging the very expensive Carbon Ceramic discs when you remove the tires. This tool threads on to the wheel hub, and its, rounded tip makes it easy to slide the wheel over. Once the wheel is on, simply remove the tool and install the wheel nut. The Delrin material is durable and strong but non-marring, and a cap is included to protect the threads. Keep it in your glovebox just in case. INSTRUCTIONS - for the instructions I am going to do front and rear wheels separate (because they are different and will require different tools NOTE: Most cars you want to break the lug-loose before you jack the car up. You don't want to do that with these centerlocks - this is why you put the emergency break on. Rear wheel removal - Ensure that the emergency brake is on. Chalk the wheels that are on the opposite side of the car jack Locate the center lock removal key and remove the Porsche Crest cap Using the proper jack points underneath the car, jack the car up (if you have a car lift - even better) Use jackstands as needed Using the a breaker bar and the center lock removal key tool, located in the picture above, go counter-clockwise (lefty-loosey) to remove the center lock nut. Unscrew the centerlock nut. Install the Rennline Centerlock wheel alignment tool Remove the tire Putting the rear tires back on: Make sure that the Rennline Centerlock tool is on Check that the locking mechanism is almost flush with the lip (important to check) Properly lubricate the centerlock nut, threads, and rim using the Castrol Molub-Alloy Paste (see below for proper lubrication) Put the tire back on Remove the Rennline Centerlock tool With a properly lubed centerlock nut, screw it back on Using the torque wrench, screw the nut to 440 ft lbs Unscrew the centerlock nut 1/4 turn (loosening it back up) Tighten the centerlock nut back to 440 ft lbs Lower the car Front Tires: Ensure that the emergency brake is on. Use the brake pedal depression tool and towel to depress the brake (once again, you need to remove the lug nut while the car is jacked up (off the ground). If the brake is not on, then the wheel will just spin as you try to remove it. Or, if you have a friend/relative near by, they can depress the brake for you. Chalk the wheels that are on the opposite side of the car jack Locate the center lock removal key and remove the Porsche crest cap Using the proper jack points underneath the car, jack the car up (if you have a car lift - even better) Use jackstands as needed Using the a breaker bar and the center lock removal key tool, located in the picture above, go counter-clockwise (lefty-loosey) to remove the center lock nut. Unscrew the centerlock nut. Install the Rennline Centerlock wheel alignment tool Remove the tire Follow the same steps as above, but you are going to use the pedal depression tool prior to jacking the car up Car Jack - Schwaben - Long Low Profile Floor Jack - Ultra-low profile 2 TON Jack is perfect for lowered cars. 2. Jackstands - Esco 10498 Jack Stand, 3 Ton Capacity, Silver - I prefer these jackstands because the have the rubber padding on top. 3. Precision Instrument Torque wrench with breaker bar - Precision Instruments C4D600F36H 3/4" Drive Torque Wrench and Breaker Bar Combo Pack (600 Ft lbs) - you will tighten the centerlock to 440 lbs. 4. Castrol Molub-Alloy Paste; Once the wheel is off you will need to lube them prior to putting them back on. I will show you where and how much to add towards the end. FYI, finding this product is not easy. 5. For front wheels only, you will need a brake pedal depressor of some sort (similar to this or this one will work): Jack points located under the car: For those who would like to watch a video as well. Matt from Obsessed garage walks you through the process as he plugs one of his tires on his GT3RS. Video on how to check the lock-pin assembly and to ensure it is full extended Inspecting the hub and wheel once it is off: Video of Matt removing his GT3RS wheel
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James Collett
Feb 18, 2021
In Car Wash/Care
My Car Wash technique, along with links to the products that I use on all Amazon: ​ Note: each item highlighted and underlined below will take you to the Amazon link, if you are interested. ​ Currently, I use a four bucket method (Chemical Guys Buckets, Dirt Pro for the bottom of the bucket, with rollers/dolly). Yes, 4 buckets. I prefer to have two buckets designated for the wheels/tires and two buckets for the car. Here are a list of the products that I am using, with links to where you can find them: Adam's Polishes: Wheel Cleaner and Ultra foam shampoo with a foam gun attached to my pressure washer or you can buy the pressure washer kit. Invisible Glass window cleaner (safe to use on tinted windows) Lucas Slick Mist Tire & Trim Shine - I am about to change this to Adam's Tire Dressing Sonax Alcantara Cleaner - for cleaning all Alcantara products Lexol Leather conditioner cleaner I ceramic coated the wheels, brake calipers, and hubs using Adam's Graphene Ceramic Coating or you can get the complete Graphene Ceramic Coating Kit. The 911 GTS has Gtechniq ceramic coating and Xpel protective film on it and the Macan GTS has Car Pro Ceramic install. The Macan has the Porsche rubber floor mats installed and I usually wash those with the pressure washer first and then use Chemical Guys' Mat ReNew - Rubber and Vinyl floor Mat cleaner. For the exterior trim, I prefer to use 303's Aerospace protectant. I did apply Gtechniq C4 to all the trim pieces. So far, I love the C4 and highly recommend it. I used it on my 2006 Tahoe as well and it brought the faded trim back to life. ​ Note: I am not a professional detailer and definitely not an expert in this. I do my research, find the best price, and use what works best for me and my vehicles. Some products I do not recommend but none of them are listed above. I would not ever recommend that you try something that I did not like myself.
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James Collett
Feb 16, 2021
In Car Wash/Care
Does your interior have tiny but annoying scratch marks in them. Checkout these videos for different techniques on everything from small scratches to large tears on the dashboard: This video is for the extremely detailed person, I mean almost anal, and also has the proper tools to do it. As you can see in the photo, this damage was done to a Porsche by a dash cam. Once they finished, it looked amazing but it looks like a lot of work and degree of difficulty looked pretty high as well. This one looks pretty simple with a low degree of difficulty. You would just need to purchase a heat gun. You can find one on Amazon for $38.00 - https://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Variable-Temp-Temperature-Settings-150%E1%B5%92F-1200%E1%B5%92F/dp/B01MED5TK1/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=wagner+heat+gun&qid=1613509183&sr=8-2 Alcantara - Yes, Porsche loves Alcantara and many of our cars are equipped with it. Good news is, there is a cleaner now that is designed specifically for Alcantara and its simple to use: I use Sonax on my 911 - you can find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Boxiti-Upholstery-Alcantara-Cleaner-Sonax/dp/B08281MZCS/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=3F23IG8RYTKDN&dchild=1&keywords=sonax+alcantara+cleaner&qid=1613510409&sprefix=sonax%2Caps%2C264&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExS01WREsxWEVDU1pNJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzE3NDQzR0VSWjJLUFlNQTNJJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA2MjA5ODBLSTFYWVNRNjRFQ0Mmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
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James Collett
Feb 16, 2021
In Car Wash/Care
Before I get started, if your cars are ceramic coated, this doesn't apply to you. What to do after you wash your car and dry it? Bi-annually (twice/year), I like to strip all the contaminants off of my car and deep clean it. First, I start with a basic wash, you can read that technique here: https://www.por4mance.com/forum/car-wash-care/my-car-wash-technique After I wash it, I then use an Iron remover to remove all particles from the car. I prefer to use Adam's Iron Remover (click on the pick and the link should take you directly to the Amazon page). After that I will clay bar the car (I always use an Iron remover before using the clay bar). Again, Adams is my clay bar of choice. On this page, you can find the clay bar and detailing spray that you use with the clay bar on this Amazon page: After you clay bar it - make sure you wash it again to wash off all those particles. Next is WAX or SEALANT? Which one to use and why? You can read the details of the article below, along with the pros and cons. Executive Summary, wax is cheaper and will last 3 months, sealants can last up to 6-months but some companies will claim a year. This is a great starter kit by Adams but I don't know how long it will be offered: If you can't tell, I am a huge fan of Adam's products. I think they are priced really well and does a great job. I also like Griots products and a select few products from Chemical guys (most of their stuff I am not a fan of). I found an article that sums it up perfectly: https://gardenaxis.com/wax-or-sealant-after-clay-bar/ Which is the Easiest to Use Wax Don’t worry beginning users, the wax is very easy to use. As long as your paintwork is clean, just apply thin and even coats. When the wax hazes over and is dry, the excess is easily buffed off with a clean microfibre towel. No matter what, you will always run into difficulties when applying wax or sealant. Sealant In all honesty, sealants are much easier to apply than wax. Working with sealant does not consist of working into the paint. Sealants last much longer than wax does, up to 12 months’ time. Work in small sections to rub the sealant in thin and even motions. Normally sealant is made from a synthetic ingredient. History Behind Using Wax One of the downsides of using wax is that it will only last for a total of a few months. Not only that but it needs to remove and it diminishes over time. You want to have a sealant that is sure to last a while. Wax is only going to protect against superficial contamination by sacrificing itself to prevents the contaminants from getting in contact with the original paint. Wax fills in small imperfections and requires far little preparation time compared to other products. History Behind Using Sealant Sealants are easy to apply. A sealant is known to last longer than wax. Known to have a more repellant behavior it will diminish more than wax does. Degrading wax is hard to remove, but that is not the case for sealant. Though sealants are a bit more expensive and require more preparation before applying after clay bar touches. If you are looking for something that will really seal in all the imperfections, using the wax is your best bet. Pros of Using Wax Easy to apply Fairly cheap Coating last long Lasts months Wax fills in degraded areas Give off a warm glow Easily removable Cons of Using Wax Wears off easily Not much resistance Requires more preparation A lot of effort is needed to scrub wax on Only temporary, Degrades over time Decreases the beading and sheeting of coating underneath Removing wax will only negatively affect the coating, possibly damaging it Pros of Using Sealant Lasts much longer than wax Is easier to apply/remove than wax Makes car maintenance easier for first-time drivers Be sure to clean car weekly Cons of Using Sealant Needs more preparation than applying wax Tougher to remove and replace sealant if you remove wax Expensive Takes up to 24 hours to stick Wax Vs. Sealant The wax on the bottom layer of the surface will create an oily and unstable base for the sealant to be applied upon. Whether you are a fan of using wax, this can negatively affect the performance and durability of the sealant. The wax will not diminish as much, but the sealant will have trouble bonding with the wax underneath. If the wax negatively affects the sealant, then the sealant would need to be reapplied sooner then later. The benefit is that the wax on the bottom will fill in small imperfections. Coating over the Wax The wax on the bottom will create a very unstable and temporary surface that makes it tricky for the coating to bond with. This will most likely make the coating work much less correctly then it should. Strength and overall performance will be negatively affected. The entire layer of the product would need to be removed and reapplied within months of coating with wax. The benefit could be that the wax might have filled-in some small surface imperfections. Coating over the Sealant In order for the coating to work, the coating needs a perfectly prepared surface. While sealants work well in the long run, a sealant is also not a very good and stable base for the coating. The sealant is not that element. The sealant will most likely perform slightly better than using wax as a bottom layer. You should know that using a sealant will still not perform as well as the coating should. The benefit could be that any sealants work better collectively with coatings than others, which would reduce the number it affects the performance of the coating. Applying Products on Top When a product has met its expiration date, it can either be removed and re-applied, or a new layer can be re-applied on top of the old layer. Some products provide this more than others. Wax diminishes and gets dirty. Implementing a new coat of wax on top of dirty, old wax will present a dirty and sensitive bottom for the new wax. Which means that this will affect its performance? A better answer is that when a sealant has met its expiration date, it works less correctly. That being said, it explains to be less of a flawed foundation for the new layer to work, having less of a negative impact on the new layer. When possible, it is recommended for users to remove the old layer and re-apply the product. But in situations where this is not possible, it has been shown that sealant is the least affected by a worn layer underneath. What Happens When the Sealant Wears Off Many beginning car owners make the mistake of believing that water behavior is the best evidence of protection. That might be true in some cases. When a protective product like wax or sealant is has met its date, it does not disappear. The used and broken down layer will still stay on the paintwork. Just like old paint, it doesn’t disappear from wood. It would fall off in little bits and pieces, but it will still remain in contact with the surface. What Happens to Wax with Water? Wax, in particular, becomes dirty when it absorbs water, trapping dirt and contaminants. If a coat of wax is used on top of a coating, the wax on top will diminish, showing very poor water behavior. Even though the coating below is still going strong and is hardly affected, the wax will still diminish. Because of the poor water behavior, you might believe that the protective shield is gone and that the coating failed. What products do you use?
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James Collett
Feb 15, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
For those of you interested in the the upcoming race season. I will try to keep you posted on this forum. Yes, Porsche Motorsports North America is not competing this year; however, there are several Porsche race teams that are competing (see below for a few of the teams if you would like to follow them). Here’s the IMSA schedule for the 2021 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: —Jan. 28-31, 2021: Daytona —March 17-20: Sebring –April 16-17: Long Beach –April 23-25: Laguna Seca –May 14-16: Mid-Ohio –TBA: Detroit –June 24-27: Watkins Glen –July 2-24: Mosport –July 16-17: Lime Rock –Aug. 6-8: Road America –Aug. 20-22: VIR —Oct. 6-9: Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Weathertech GTLM Race team: Pfaff Motorsports GTD race team: Wright Motorsports Racing GTD with a local ATL drive - Ryan Hardwick Team HardPoint with it's 911 GT3 R
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James Collett
Feb 15, 2021
In Porsche 991
Andrew brings up some great points on his video to tune or not to tune, as he tuned his 991.1 S. Watch this video and let me know what you think?
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James Collett
Feb 13, 2021
In GT3RS
Category 2: As promised, I am going to compare the GT3RS with its competitors. As I mentioned before, this will be cars around the $200,000.00 price point. Also, I give each car its own "Por4mance Score." For full transparency, scoring is listed below: Scoring is listed below (each category is worth 20 points): Price (obviously the more expensive the car, the less points it gets) a, 325 to 350 - 9 b. 300 to 325 - 10 c, 275 to 300 - 11 d. 250 to 275 - 12 e. 225 to 250 - 13 f. 200 to 225 - 14 g. 175 to 200 - 15 2. HP is ranked as follows a. 625 and more - 20 b. 575 to 625 - 19 c. 525 to 575 - 18 d. 475 to 525 - 17 e. 425 to 485 - 16 3. 0-60 times: a. 3.3 and below - 20 b. 3.5 to 3.3 - 19 c. 3.7 to 3.5 - 18 d. 3.9 to 4.1 - 17 4. Nurburgring Time - once again, since the "Ring" seems to be the standard, I compared their lap-times. a. 6:49 and below - 20 b. 6:50 to 6:59 - 19 c. 7:00 to 7:09 - 18 d. 7:10 to 7:19 - 17 e. 7:20 to 7:29 - 16 f. 7:30 to 7:39 - 15 g. 7:40 to 7:49 - 14 5. Cool Factor - the Por4mance score is definitely subjective. However, it is not totally biased based on my opinion alone. As someone who attends a lot of car shows, I base this score on how I perceive these cars at these events (i.e. the cool factor among the masses or the "wow-factor" if you will). 6. Por4mance Score - is the sum of the first 5 scores. Which one would you pick?
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James Collett
Feb 12, 2021
In Porsche Artists
Please submit and display your auto artwork here. Also, if you have rates or a website you can list it as well. This is a painting that my mother did of my old 911 Carrera 4.
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James Collett
Feb 09, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
If any of you enthusiasts are interested in getting your special someone (male or female), or yourself, a gift for Valentine's Day - Porsche Design is having a sale right now on a few of their items: https://shop.porscheusa.com/porscheoem/porsche_driver_selection_/for_her/
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James Collett
Feb 07, 2021
In GT2RS
As you can see above, each category is worth 20 points and the points are listed in (parenthesis). Let's discuss the scoring and each category: Price - Since all of them are around the same price point, I gave them all a "10" out of 20. At the 300G's price range, that is quite expensive for a car. If the car's MSRP was above "325" than it last one point. Horsepower (HP) - if the car produces more than 625 HP it received a 20. If it is below that, I reduced one point for every 50 HP (for example, 575-625 would receive a 19, and 575-525 an 18, etc.). 0-60 times - if the car does under 3.3 seconds 0-60, it is fast and received a perfect score of 20. The Speedster was the only car not to receive a 20 with a 3.8 second time. Nurburgring time - this seems to be the ultimate test of any vehicle (speed, handling, braking and overall performance). Scoring was based on the recorded times and the following format: 6:49 and below - 20 6:59 - 6:50 - 19 7:09 - 7:00 - 5. Cool factor - totally subjective, I get it, but this is based on my perception of the car. 6. Por4mance Score - add all 5 categories for the total score. Would you score any of these cars any different? I'm not a huge fan of the appearance of the Mercedes AMG-GT - I think its hood is too long and just looks awkward to me. I know there are others, such as Jeremy Clarkson, who love this car but appearance wise, I'm not a fan. As for the Ford GT, we know its fast and beautiful but I had to guess as to how fast it would lap the Nurburgring, so I gave it a modest score. Which one would you pick?
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James Collett
Feb 07, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
Last week I compared Porsches to Porsches, this week I am going to compare Porsches to some of it closest competitors. I am not going to list them all but I will discuss what I perceive as some of Porsche's closest competitors around the same price point. I am going to compare and categorize these cars on how most people purchase their car - price point. I'm assuming that most people purchase their cars based on a budget. Now if you are extremely wealthy, "a 1%-er", you can go buy whatever you want and money doesn't really matter; however, for most of us money/budget does matter and our car choices are driven by that factor. Therefore, this article will be based on a similar price comparison. However, as you will see, most of the models that are around the same price will also have other similarities (HP, 0-60, times, etc.). Since most of us don't want to read a 30 minute article, I am going to break this article up into 6 separate articles - they will be drafted as follows: Cars around the $300,000.00 price point (GT2RS, Speedster and its competitors). Cars around the $200,000.00 price point (GT3RS and its competitors). Cars around the $150,000.00 price point and its competitors (GT3, GTS, etc.) Cars around the $100,000.00 price point (911s, GT4s, etc.) Cars around the $50,000.00 - 85,000.00 (new, used, etc.) Cars below $50,000.00 (used market) Let's get right into it. Cars that cost around $300,000.00 As you can see above, each category is worth 20 points and the points are listed in (parenthesis). Let's discuss the scoring and each category: Price - Since all of them are around the same price point, I gave them all a "10" out of 20. At the 300G's price range, that is quite expensive for a car. If the car's MSRP was above "325" than it lost one point. Horsepower (HP) - if the car produces more than 625 HP it received a 20. If it is below that, I reduced one point for every 50 HP (for example, 575-625 would receive a 19, and 575-525 an 18, etc.). 0-60 times - if the car does under 3.3 seconds 0-60, it is fast and received a perfect score of 20. The Speedster was the only car not to receive a 20 with a 3.8 second time. Nurburgring time - this seems to be the ultimate test of any vehicle (speed, handling, braking and overall performance). Scoring was based on the recorded times and the following format: 6:49 and below - 20 6:59 - 6:50 - 19 7:09 - 7:00 - 5. Cool factor - totally subjective, I get it, but this is based on my perception of the car. 6. Por4mance Score - add all 5 categories for the total score. Would you score any of these cars any different? I'm not a huge fan of the appearance of the Mercedes AMG-GT - I think its hood is too long and just looks awkward to me. I know there are others, such as Jeremy Clarkson, who love this car but appearance wise, I'm not a fan. As for the Ford GT, we know its fast and beautiful but I had to guess as to how fast it would lap the Nurburgring, so I gave it a modest score. Which one would you pick?
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James Collett
Feb 04, 2021
In Welcome to Por4mance
Request for assistance: A friend of mine just moved from Cali to Orlando and he is looking for some garage ideas for his new home (layouts, decorations, artwork, etc.). I know some of you are following Obsessed Garage and pimp'd your garage out. Let's see and hear what you did to your garage to make it fit your needs. Since I am moving soon, I didn't do a whole lot to this garage but I plan on doing it to my next garage for sure. Here are a few pics of my garage: My garage is 2.5 car garage with both of my cars in it. I have it as efficient as I can for what I have to work with and keeping both cars in the garage as well. I know some of you have some MacDaddy garages so let's see what you got.
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